Is The Haves and the Have Nots Season 9 Canceled?

Created by Tyler Perry, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ is a soap opera based on his 2011 play of the same name. The crime drama revolves around three families, the Cryers, the Harringtons, and the Youngs. While the first two families are wealthy, the Youngs are not that well off. However, their worlds collide when Hanna Young is hired to work for the Cryers. The series originally released on May 28, 2013.

The show is considered a defining element for OWN since it is the network’s first scripted show ever. In June 2021, it was reported that the thriller series is the most-watched scripted drama among African American women and households. The show has notably been praised for its diverse cast, but the highlight is the soapy drama itself. It is no wonder that it has a loyal and dedicated fanbase. But as the eighth season comes to an end, there is anxiety around whether or not there will be a season 9. We have put together all the information you have been looking for. So here it is!

The Haves and the Have Nots Season 9 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ season 8 released on November 24, 2020, on OWN, with the season concluding on July 20, 2021. The eighth season comprises 16 episodes with a running time of about 42 minutes each.

With regard to the ninth installment, here is everything we know. On January 12, 2021, it was announced that the eighth season would be the final outing for the popular soap opera. The news came the day the first half of the eighth season finished airing on OWN. Part 2 of season 8 released on June 1, 2021, with the series finale screening on July 20, 2021. To celebrate the show coming to a close, Tyler Perry shared a heartfelt message thanking the cast members and recalled some crucial turning points for this production.

In response to the news of the show’s conclusion, Oprah Winfrey stated, “’The Haves and the Have Nots’ was the first scripted drama we aired on OWN, and to say it took off from the first day it hit the air is an understatement. It’s all due to one man’s creativity and very vivid imagination, a man I refer to as my ‘big little brother,’ Tyler Perry. I thank Tyler, the incredible cast, the tireless crew, and every single viewer who watched with bated breath each week and tweeted along with us these past eight years.”

No reason was given as to why the show is ending, but here are a few things that might have impacted the decision. As is natural for a long-running series, the ratings and viewership numbers began to dip. But still, the show remained the highest-rated program on OWN. It is rare for scripted shows to last longer than 3-5 seasons, so delivering eight seasons is a big feat in itself. Another factor that might have played a role is that Perry’s contract with OWN expired in 2019, after which he began working with Viacom, particularly on productions for BET and BET+. However, OWN kept the door open for him to work with the network on a non-exclusive basis after 2019. Therefore, taking all these factors into account, it is unlikely that ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ season 9 will ever get made.

But before the show ends entirely, it is trying something quite unusual- a two-part cast reunion special. Cast reunions are primarily associated with reality shows, but ‘The Have and the Have Nots’ seems to be setting a new trend. In the special episodes, the show’s key cast members will sit down for a chat with host Egypt Sherrod in the presence of a live studio audience. They will discuss their fondest memories of working together, favorite scenes, and the onscreen relationships between the characters. This definitely seems like an excellent way to give closure to the fans.

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